Geek Out: March Madness Edition
I don’t watch basketball but these are the things Ihave march madness nerd fever out over this…
Thank You Douglas Adams for Your Genuis!
Today’s Google Doodle is a wonderful reminder of a brilliant comedic author. I hate that people…
Damsel in Distress: Part 1 - Tropes vs Women in Video Games
This video explores how the Damsel in Distress became one of the most widely used gendered clichés in the history of gaming and why the trope has been core to the popularization and development of the medium itself. As a trope the Damsel in Distress is a plot device in which a female character is placed in a perilous situation from which she cannot escape on her own and must then be rescued by a male character, usually providing a core incentive or motivation for the protagonist’s quest.
ABOUT THE VIDEO SERIES
The Tropes vs Women in Video Games project aims to examine the plot devices and patterns most often associated with female characters in gaming from a systemic, big picture perspective. This series will include critical analysis of many beloved games and characters, but remember that it is both possible (and even necessary) to simultaneously enjoy media while also being critical of it’s more problematic or pernicious aspects.
For more examples of the Damsel in Distress see our Tumblr for this series: http://tropesversuswomen.tumblr.com
Visit http://www.feministfrequency.com for more information, videos and a full transcript.
YAY. It’s finally here. I’m excited for this entire series. Anita rocks.
YES! It’s here. Props to Anita for fighting through all the haters to still do this project. It’s crazy important to the future of gaming and making an equal place for women in nerdom.
Geeking Out: February Edition - The things I’m finding fascinating this month. Be it a book, tv show or event!
Here are the things I’m geeking out about in February:
- “Batman on Robin” art exhibitionat Mission: Comics and Art – It was a great exhibition, if you’re in the area I would definitely suggest stopping by. It’s a quick exhibit but well curated. Warning:…
San Francisco is the first city I’ve actually read the paper regularly. I read The Guardian and SF Weekly every Wednesday when it comes out on my way to work. Reading the newspaper really makes you feel grown up, let me tell you. Any who, I saw an…
I have no doubt that Sugar Rush would be Mabel’s favorite game.
This is everything I ever wanted and more
Oh my word!
This is made of win.
Julia Cameron was a successful screenwriter by her late twenties, but she realized she was writing with the pains of her ego instead of the lightness of her soul. She went through a process of “creative recovery” that she’s now shared with millions of people through such books as The Artist’s Way and her website Julia Cameron Live.
Cameron’s approach to writing mirrors NaNoWriMo’s framework in many ways. She discusses banishing “the Censor,” jumping into the mess of writing instead of honoring the judgments of perfectionism, and inviting in creative whimsy to nurture the artist’s soul. We interviewed her for some ideas on how to get the creative juices flowing before NaNoWriMo. For more NaNo Prep ideas, you can track #nanoprep on Twitter, read the NaNo Prep tag on this blog, and visit our site here.
Tell us about your writing career. How did you decide to become a writer, and where has it led you?
I’m reading The Writing Diet right now but the same lady. Morning pages work I’m telling you. Time to get ready for NaNoWriMo! This is my year I just know it.
LADIES AND GENTS HAVE SOME OPINIONS HMM